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GARDEN DAYS 2021: June 12-20 – IT’S GARDEN TIME!
This year’s Garden Days will again be different from previous years. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, providing us more time to discover the joys of gardening and garden visits.
This year, we will celebrate the many joys of gardening and gardens with daily themes.
  • Every day we will offer suggestions of how to engage with the themes.
  • Experts will weigh in on their favourite topics.
  • We will share links on great articles, books, podcasts.
  • We will use our social channels to connect all those who love gardens and gardening.
Garden theme days are the following:
June 12 – It’s time to discover a garden
June 13 – It’s time to garden
June 14 – It’s time to get involved in a community gardening group
June 15 – It’s time to spread the joy of gardens
June 16 – It’s time to curl up with a good garden or gardening book
June 17 – It’s time to find your “mellow” in the garden
June 18 – It’s time to get exercise in the garden
June 19 – It’s time to share a garden photo to celebrate National Garden Day
June 20 – It’s time to have family time in a garden – Father’s Day
Garden Days Invitation
Garden Days 2021 invites everyone: gardens, garden centres, schools, garden clubs, hort societies, Communities in Bloom, wineries, farmers’ markets, community gardens, BIAs, newcomers clubs, libraries and you to participate in this celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives. It’s easy: engage with each theme and share your thoughts and pictures for each theme day online using the hashtag #gardentime and #gardendayscanada. Prizes provided by Scotts Canada and My Garden Colours will be up for grabs.
Thank you to our partners: Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Gardens British Columbia, Quebec Gardens Association, and sponsors ZRB, Enterprise Canada, Scotts Canada and My Garden Colours. We also thank our spokespeople for their participation.


It’s Time for a Garden Road Trip
We invite you to visit the many gardens on Canada’s Garden Route, COVID permitting. If you are looking for something special, we invite you to take one of Canada’s Garden Road Trip. Check website for more information.


YEAR OF THE GARDEN 2022 – It’s Coming

You might have heard rumors about a Year of the Garden for Canada, we are happy to inform you that on Monday, March 22, the Canadian Garden Council supported my Canada’s Garden-Family will proudly proclaim 2022 as the Year of the Garden in honour of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s (CNLA) 100-year anniversary. This year long celebration of our garden culture will provide opportunities for all members of the Garden-Family to engage with the celebrations and will invite Canadians from all parts of Canada to commemorate Canada’s garden heritage, celebrate today’s vibrant garden culture and create legacies for a sustainable future. 

For more information on all Canadian Garden Council activities visit: https://gardenscanada.ca/